Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort faces potential threat as Hurricane Dorian approaches
President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort faces a potential threat from Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to make landfall in Florida this weekend.The storm, which officials say could become a Category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches the Florida coast, is likely to land in Melbourne, Fla. - which sits about 115 miles north of Trump's Palm Beach resort, the Tampa Bay Times reports.It's unclear where exactly the storm will hit and how strong it will become, and Mar-a-Lago sits in the "cone of uncertainty" as Dorian takes shape in the coming days, according to the Times.
CNN on Thursday took a jab at White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham after she criticized a mistake in the network's coverage on Hurricane Dorian.
Grisham ridiculed CNN on Twitter after it incorrectly showed the state of Alabama as Mississippi on a graphic.
She tweeted, "Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography?"
Responding directly to Grisham's tweet, CNN Communications official Twitter account said, "Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime."
President Trump Seen at the Golf Course While Hurricane Dorian Approaches the U.S.
He also spent Labor Day criticizing the head of the AFL-CIO
Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR)
This is just the latest skirmish in a long line of battles between CNN and the Trump administration.
Grisham was seemingly referencing CNN's coverage of map altered with a sharpie that Trump presented on Wednesday as he gave an update on Hurricane Dorian to bolster his false claim that Alabama was in the hurricane's trajectory.
President— The White House (@WhiteHouse) gives an update on Hurricane :
Despite widespread criticism -- Trump has refused to back down on the matter and continued to tweet about it into Thursday.
London mayor Sadiq Khan rips Trump for managing Hurricane Dorian emergency response while 'out on the golf course'
The mayor of London renewed his public feud with President Trump over the weekend by mocking the president for canceling a trip to Poland to commemorate the start of World War II only to deal with emergency response to Hurricane Dorian from the golf course.
Trump in a Thursday morning, "Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well. That's why they're the Fake News!"
The president first claimed Alabama would be hit by the hurricane on Sunday and in a tweet falsely claimed the southern state
Not long after, Trump was fact-checked by the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama,, "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east."
Trump White House hasn't held a traditional press briefing in 6 months.
It's now been six months since a traditional briefing by a White House press secretary? Will they ever resume? Is there a downside for the public?